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  • "Seven years after William Shakespeare’s death in 1616, two actors from his King’s Men troupe compiled his greatest hits into a collection known as the First Folio—36 plays, from The Tempest to Cymbeline, that form the core of what we traditionally think of when we think of Shakespeare. Of the 750 copies printed of the First Folio, less than a third survive...And one, given to the College as part of a bequest from Allerton Hickmott, Class of 1917, and his wife, Madelyn, is the second-most...

  • The English department at Dartmouth presents the annual William W. Cook lecture Afro-Pessimism & the
    Paradox of Affirmation
    , Thursday, April 21, 4:00PM, Sanborn House.

  • Cynthia Huntington, a professor of English and creative writing, and Darrin McMahon, the Mary Brinsmead Wheelock Professor in the Department of history, have been awarded prestigious Guggenheim fellowships.  Click here.

  • The 2017 Creative Writing Awards Ceremony will be in Sanborn Library at 4:30 PM on May 11, 2017.


    • The deadline for submissions is April 13, 2017.
    • Please use a cover sheet to indicate your name, your entry titles, and the prizes for which you would like your work considered.
    • Drop off your submissions in 201 Sanborn (the Shakespeare Room) any time before the deadline.
    • ...
  • The Dartmouth College English Department Presents

    April 7 & 8, 2016

    The conference will bring together scholars working with a range of concepts of modernism and diverse approaches to modernist works. Papers will address modernism in its political and economic as well as aesthetic dimensions, and in its transnational configurations: concerned with literature and art as they work together...

  • English Department faculty and students enjoy a dinner together in Sanborn Library.

  • Professors Donald Pease and James Dobson's winter term course, "The American Renaissance: Classic Literature of the 19th Century ," is available to all. For more…Dartmouth Now


    Author Salman Rushdie spent over an hour in Sanborn Library discussing the art of creative writing with students during his visit to Dartmouth. Lindsay MacMillan ’16, a student in Professor O’Malley’s senior fiction workshop, called Rushdie’s visit “an incredible opportunity.” For more…


  • Tobias Menely, UC Davis, will present, "Earth's Energy: The Rise of Coal and the Dissolution of Form."

    Gillen D'Arcy Wood, University of Illinois, will present, "Writing Deep Time: Poe, the Anthropocene, and the Tri-Nation Antarctic Voyages, 1838-43."

    Margaret Ronda, UC Davis, will present, "A rescue that comes too late: Ecopoetics and the Matter of Obsolescence."

    Sponsored by the Department of English